The first cases of influenza virus occurred in Thuringia 2

The first cases of influenza virus occurred in Thuringia

The first cases of influenza virus occurred in Thuringia

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The patient has already been hospitalized due to the severity of the condition, the Ministry of Health reports.

Recently, a new quadruple vaccine is available in tingir family practices, the vaccine will be especially chronically ill, people over 60 and pregnant women (symbolic photo).

Recently, a new quadruple vaccine is available in tingir family practices, the vaccine will be especially chronically ill, people over 60 and pregnant women (symbolic photo).

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Almost the summer temperatures this weekend can't help but get over: In Thuringia, the flu season has started again.

According to the Ministry of Health, three cases of influenza were confirmed by laboratory-diagnostic tests in the first week of October in Thuringia. One patient was so seriously ill that he had to be treated at the hospital. In all three cases, influenza B virus was detected.

According to the ministry, laboratories across the country have confirmed 30 diseases of the real flu virus and reported them to the Robert Koch Institute. Twelve patients needed to be hospitalized. There were no fatalities in the new flu season yet.

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Last year, about 6,200 documented cases of influenza were reported in Thuringia last year, resulting in the deaths of 16 people – most of them from type A. The 2017/2018 flu season. It was even more serious when more than 16,400 illnesses occurred in the Free State and 27 Flu deaths needed to be appealed.

Experts, however, assume a higher number of unreported cases, as doctors often work without evidence in the laboratory if they have clear clinical symptoms. Recently, a new quadruple vaccine is available in tingir family practices for the vaccination of mostly chronically ill, people over 60 and pregnant women. It takes 10 to 14 days for the protection to fully accumulate after vaccination. Therefore, the Robert Koch Institute recommends that you be vaccinated in October or November. But it may still be useful in December or the start of the flu epidemic.